Camping and Accommodation

Accommodation Suggestions for the Common Ground Country Fair

The following list includes a wide range of accommodation options for vendors, volunteers and fairgoers. Neither MOFGA nor the Common Ground Country Fair assumes any responsibility for reservations, accommodations or overall experiences at any of the establishments listed below. Any business relationship established between any vendor, exhibitor, volunteer or fairgoer, and any proprietor of any listed establishment is made independently of MOFGA and the Common Ground Country Fair. All phone numbers have a 207 area code unless otherwise indicated. For updates or corrections, please contact [email protected]

Camping

Camping Within a Few Miles of MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair Grounds (listed in order of distance away from MOFGA)

  • Farwell’s Corner Campground, Unity RV, tent or camper, and for those wishing to stay at the Fair for the weekend. Located 1.25 miles from MOFGA’s fairgrounds at 479 Town Farm Road in Unity. You can walk, bike or take the mini-shuttle to the Fair. Phone: 274-7590. Starts taking reservations in August.
  • Bioregional Conservancy Retreat (BCRT) — Thorndike Camping — families welcome, yurts for rent, self-contained RV’s Indoor and outdoor facilities including showers, trails, food forest tours, and pasture for large animals upon request. Visitors who are looking for a farm experience are welcome to participate in farm chores, milking, feeding, gardening, apple harvest, and construction. Founders of the Food Forest Project, reservations requested. Ask for Roger or Martina. [email protected]; phone 207-568-3139.
  • Waterfront Camp/Cottage on Unity Pond 6 miles from the Fair located on Horseback Road on Unity Pond. Sleeps up to 8 people. Ask for Linda. Phone: 207-314-1218 E-mail: [email protected].
  • Rustic lakeside cabin in Unity on Lake Winnecook. Contact Phillip: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12587072?source_impression_id=p3_1683754012_8ucKQjmfpw91UzT0.
  • Unity Guesthouse: 2 stories, on 100-plus acres. 2 bedrooms plus loft, sleeps 1-9, full bath, kitchen, heat, Wi-Fi, between two Hills-to-Sea hiking trails. Available May-Oct. Photos: http://tinyurl.com/zwrcomc Contact Julia, email: [email protected], 909-621-0720. Booked for 2023 Fair but other dates available.
  • Cabin – Thorndike heated cabin (2015) with a full bath, hot water on demand, sitting area and 2 bedrooms, one with a bunk bed sleeping a total of four people. Five minutes away from the Fair. Ask for Jon Laitin, 207-877-5880 or Martha Laitin, 207-323-2368. Website: www.thorndikecabin.org.
  • Check out TENTRR for areas close to the Common Ground Country Fair Fully equipped campsites on beautiful, private land that are pet friendly and already set up. Sites only hold one group at a time and can have a maximum capacity of 14 people. Contact: Laurel at 888-798-9093, or [email protected] Website: www.tentrr.com.
  • Deering Acres Campground Primitive tenting and room for self-contained RVS. No hookups. Located in Brooks, just 10 miles from the Common Ground Country Fair. 90 Veterans Highway (Route 7). Contact Kimberly Wood. Phone: 207-332-3751 Email: [email protected].
  • Royer Valley Farm Located in Brooks, Maine, and owned by Dick and Amy Royer, has 53 acres of woods and 20 acres of open space that can be utilized for rustic camping. Outhouses and hand wash stations are available onsite. All campers must book their stay through one of the rental sites listed below:
  • Large wilderness cabin on Hogback mountain in Montville Can sleep up to 5 people with extra sleeping bunks in the carriage house. Convenient to fairgrounds off Rt. 220 in Montville. Convenient to fairgrounds and quick access to Hills to Sea Trail. Contact Kay or Hurley for reservations Phone: 207-631-1023.
  • Green Valley Campground — Vassalboro Phone: 207-923-3000 Website: www.greenvalleycampground.us.
  • Summer home, 3 miles from MOFGA on Lake Winnecook (Unity pond) Two bedrooms (1 queen and 1 double), kitchen, living room, bath, and screened porch overlooking the lake. Non-Smoking and no pets. Full for 2023 Fair. Phone: 207-745-2932. E-mail: [email protected]
  • Summer home, 3 miles from MOFGA on Lake Winnecook (Unity pond) Two bedrooms (1 queen and 1 double), kitchen, living room, bath, and screened porch overlooking the lake. Non-Smoking and no pets. Full for 2022 Fair. Phone: 207-745-2932. E-mail: [email protected].
  • RV site with patio, electricity, and water hookup. Located approx. 3 miles from MOFGA on Lake Winnecook (Unity pond).  Phone: 207-745-2932 E-mail: [email protected] 
    RV site with patio, electricity, and water hookup. Located approx. 3 miles from MOFGA on Lake Winnecook (Unity pond).  Phone: 207-745-2932 E-mail: [email protected].
  • Friends Camp – located at 729 Lakeview Drive in South China, about 20 miles from the fairgrounds. Space open in rustic cabins or for camping, email [email protected], call 207-877-4302, or online at www.friendscamp.org
  • Sunset Pines Cottages — on China Lake in China (18.2 miles from MOFGA) For more information, contact Nick. Please leave your name, return number, email and a detailed message regarding your needs/request. Email: [email protected] Phone: 207-968-2197.

Accommodation

Accommodations in Waldo County and the Midcoast Area

For additional help, call the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce at 207-338-5900.

  • Alden House B&B — Belfast Phone: 207-218-1110 Website: www.thealdenhouse.com
  • Belfast Harbor Inn – Belfast Phone: 207-338-2740 Email: [email protected] Website: www.belfastharborinn.com
  • Cornerton Air BnB – Enjoy an evening sunset from the outdoor hot tub in this newly-constructed and cozy rural home – only 14 minutes from the fairgrounds. Accommodates for up to four people, full kitchen, television and sound system, king size bed, full bath, rural setting. Prospective guests should text Chris at 207-242-6630 for more favorable rates. 
  • Fireside Inn & Suites – Belfast Phone: 207-338-2090 Website: www.belfastmainehotel.com
  • The Moorings Ocean Front Campground, RV sites only — Belfast Phone: 207-338-6860 Website: www.mooringscamp.com  Email: [email protected].
  • The Family Camp in Searsmont on Lake Quantabacook. 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 with twin beds) and pull out couch on screened porch. Good swimming and boating, non-smoking, no parties/pets; 3 night minimum stay. Phone: 207-338-4256 Email: [email protected]
  • Seascape Motel & Cottages — Belfast Phone: 207-338-2130 Website: www.seascapemotel.com E-mail: [email protected]
  • Yankee Clipper Motel — Belfast Phone: 207-338-2353 Website: www.yankeeclippermotelbelfast.com  Email: [email protected]
  • The Barn Loft Apartment in Damariscotta FMI, contact Amy Kefauver at [email protected] and to book, go to: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/7365972
  • Tranquility in Coastal Maine Campsite #1 – Get away from it all when you stay under the stars. Rural campsites available in coastal Maine. Minutes to Belfast, mountain views overlooking our fields and Icelandic Sheep. Quiet, private, and serene. Camp in the backyard, or the back eighty. You choose. No tents/gear provided, so you will need to bring your own.

Accommodations in Montville/Searsport (30-40 minutes from Fairgrounds, 5-10 minutes north of Belfast)

Accommodations in Waterville Area For additional help contact the Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce at 207-873-3315.

Waterville/Fairfield (~30 minutes west)

Oakland/Belgrade (~40-50 minutes west)

Skowhegan and Dexter (~50 minutes northwest and north)

Accommodations in Bangor Area (~45 minutes from Unity)

For additional help contact the Bangor Area Chamber of Commerce at 207-947-0307.

Pet Kennels

Pets are strictly prohibited from the fairgrounds, parking lots (including parked cars) and camping areas.

If you are traveling long distance with your pet(s), please contact a pet kennel in the area. Here are some suggestions:

  • Sebasticook Farms Kennel – 21 miles N – 460 Hartland Ave #2, Pittsfield – (207) 487-3168
  • Willow Run Bed, Biscuit & Bath – Route 27, Belgrade – (207) 495-3596. Closed Tuesdays. Website is the best way to book: https://willowrunfordogs.com
  • Canine Country Club – 1 Canine Lane (Route 1), Northport – (207) 338-8300. Best way to book is online – https://caninecountryclub-me.com – or via email [email protected].
  • Country Kennel – Bangor – (207) 945-9221
  • Green Acres Kennel Shop – Bangor – (207) 945-6841
  • Puddleduck Boarding Kennel – Morrill – (207) 342-5888, https://www.puddleduckboardingkennel.com/ 
  • Sit & Stay Inn Cat Boarding – Cats Only. Stockton Springs – (860) 930-3696, https://sitstayinn.com/

Service animals, dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, are welcome on the Fairgrounds.

The following guidelines apply to all people attending the Fair in any capacity.
Common Ground Country Fair recognizes the unique perspectives of the various cultures represented in Maine and at the Fair. In order to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion at our events, MOFGA staff and the Fair Steering Committee are working with community members on new guidelines to address these issues.
Until those have been approved, we ask all participants to act with respect in their interactions, presentations, and marketing.
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